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June 15, 2016 | Can Bombs ‘kill’ an IDEA (ideology)? Let’s think!

Donald B. Swenson: Born January 24, 1943, Roseau, Minnesota. Graduated H.S. 1961, Moorhead High, Minnesota. Graduated College 1968, Moorhead State University, Minnesota. Designated member of Appraisal Institute (MAI), 1974. Employed with Western Life Insurance Company, 1968 – 71; Iowa Securities Company, 1971 – 73; American Appraisal Company, 1974 – 81. Part-time teacher/valuation consultant/bartender, 1979 – 2008 (taught workshops at Waukesha County Technical Institute, Wi. and Madison Area Technical College, Wi.). Retired 2008 (part time teacher/blogger), AZ. Self educated economist/philosopher/theologian:

ur esteemed political leaders desire to ‘bomb’ the hell out of ISIS (now a global entity due to our internet) under the presumption that ‘killing’ bodies will eliminate an ‘idea’ ‘ology’. Apparently, Donald, Hillary, and Barack think that my ‘ideas’ ( or yours) are within our skin/body/skull/brain…and that they can ‘kill’ these units of consciousness via their missiles and bombs!  Is this valid? I don’t think so! My ‘ideas’ and your ‘ideas’ are not units of ‘matter’ or ‘units of energy’ (which can be eliminated via bombs, missiles, or drone killing). In reality, ‘ideas’ are spiritual/metaphysical units (impervious to bombs, missiles, or drones). Ideas are derived from a Source outside the brain/skull/body. I call this the MIND and or CONSCIOUSNESS!

Some 250,000 Syrians have been ‘killed’ in the past five years! Many by drones and missiles coming from American computer operated silos/military bases! Who must authorize these drone killings?

So you can ‘kill’ my body/brain (similar to what was done to Socrates, Yeshua, Paul, Peter, Osama, and countless individuals in the Middle East war theatre) but this will not eliminate the metaphysical ‘idea’ (or ideology) which can be transferred from ‘mind’ to ‘mind’ continuously after the body is gone. What our esteemed political leaders don’t comprehend (it seems) is that the Orlando killing event (and the others which recently occurred) originated from an ‘idea’ ‘ology’. Ideologies are ‘beliefs’ which cause human action…but the ‘ideas’ (themselves) can not be eliminated via ‘bombing the hell out of ISIS’ (or anyone else)! This mindset is bordering on ‘insanity’ IMO! Do our political leaders also act based upon an ‘idea’ and/or ‘ideology’? I think so!

These political leaders propose that ‘bombing the hell’ out of ISIS will solve the security issues of America! This, to me, is hypocrisy and insanity! Can bombs ‘kill’ an IDEA? How?

Do drone killings become a morally justified action just because it is done by a National leader (also with an ‘idea’)? Are American actions promoting a ‘tit for tat’ response from those who are injured/killed via all these computer guided drones and missiles?

Barack and Hillary seem to think that eliminating GUNS (from Americans) will also eliminate an ‘idea’ and/or ‘ideology’ so that security will result for everyone. This mindset is totally fallacious IMO. History shows that ‘killing’ can happen with all kinds of ‘tools’ even if all GUNS are eliminated. First of all, what are our esteemed political leaders actually DOING themselves (via their ‘ideas’) that could be causing a negative counter response? Are they eliminating THEIR guns, drones, bombs, and missiles? I don’t witness this! Could this be viewed as a form of ‘hypocrisy’?

Seeing one’s own behavior is essential prior (and after) implementing a military action! The behavior of political leaders is really no different from those of citizen (individuals)! Both result from ‘ideas’ and ‘ideology’!

What I witness is total philosophical ‘hypocrisy today! Our political leaders use drones and all types of bombs to ‘kill’ innocent people and they call this ‘collateral’ damage. This is O.K. for the hierarchy but when an individual counters with a similar mentality then this is called ‘terrorism’. What hypocrisy and mental insanity…which follows from this logic! In reality, the core CAUSE of the Orlando event was likely an ‘ideology’ (not guns) which is often related to what our political class (unknowingly) perpetrates upon their ‘enemies’ (via their ‘ideologies’). Can negative behavior create positive responses from the ‘other’? Not likely! What I witness is a ‘tit’ for ‘tat’ situation which stems from negative ‘ideologies’ (on the part of both counterparties)! Terrorism by the ‘individual’ vs. State terrorism by select political ‘leaders’!

In recent times, the USA has killed at least 190 children in Pakistan, using drones and missiles. The ‘CIA attack’ on the school in Peshawar adds to the number of Pakistani children apparently ‘slaughtered by the USA.’ Could a revenge mentality develop from these actions? I think so! Revenge is often based upon an ‘ideology’ as is the action by a State!

Killing thousands (of innocents) via drones, bombs, and missiles (by a political State) is not any superior or more ‘just’ than what happened in Orlando by an Individual. Read Exodus chapter 20 and internalize the commandments from the ultimate SOURCE, our Creator God, for understanding. Donald, Hillary, Barack and any other political person has no more authorization to initiate ‘killing’ and ‘murder’ than anyone else. So called ‘collateral’ killing is equally ‘unjust’ as is ‘individual’ killing! The State is not superior to the Individual! Our Creator is ‘no respecter of persons’ or positions of Authority when it comes to moral behavior. That is my view!

Revenge is often based upon a prior ‘ideology’ which then drives action by ‘individuals’! Ideas are at the core of behavior! Bombing and drone killing (by the State) will not solve this issue!

Bombing the HELL out of ISIS or anyone else who follows an ‘ideology’ (set of beliefs) leads to counter action in today’s internet world…and this is all built into HUMAN NATURE. Our leaders need to THINK about their own actions PRIOR to assuming that their behavior is ‘justified’ and the ‘other’ is ‘unjustified’!  That is my view on the Orlando massacre when compared to the Pakistani directed drones used to ‘kill’ innocents in another country. Human Nature is at the core of behavior! Think on this for a day! What is ‘just’ and what is ‘unjust’! Who has the ‘high’ ground on issues of morality? I am:

Some images to help with our understanding of this ‘tit’ for ‘tat’ mindset (all part of Human Nature)!



This person’s behavior was most likely the result of an ‘ideology’ and spiritual ‘beliefs’!

American leaders now use special forces and drones for most of their killing missions!

How many Americans are even aware of the State killings (called ‘collateral’ damage)!

This political leader views his actions as ‘justified’ but not the ‘individual’ terrorist actions! Is this a form of ‘hypocrisy’?


Whoever the State views as an ‘enemy’ is subject to being killed by a politician with Authority (and an ‘ideology’ based upon a belief system)!
This record reveals the ‘hypocrisy’ of our elites who think their behavior is superior to the individual ‘terrorist’! Killing of innocents is the real issue!
I call this behavior unlikely to create ‘peace’ within our global society!
Can America continue this mentality of ‘let’s bomb the hell out of ISIS’? ISIS or ISIL is a movement based upon an ‘idea’ and/or ‘ideology’! This, to me, is INSANITY!

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June 15th, 2016

Posted In: Kingdom Economics

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